From the very first day you enter into the American school system you are taught to follow the rules. Stay within the lines when you color they tell us. Stand up straight–keep your hair combed- don’t talk and respect your teacher.
But when are rules too confining? When do the rules get in the way of learning? Do we really have to follow the rules to get a good education? When do the rules actually hinder everything the rules are meant to create?
For example, a young boy starting his first day of kindergarten is full of excitement and possibly quite a bit of anxiety. The boy happens to be Navaho Indian who is starting school off the reservation. As the boy enters the school he is immediately pulled aside and sent to the principles office because his hair is too long.
The Navajo believe their hair is sacred and therefore a vital part of their culture and beliefs. But the rules say a male student shall not wear hair that is “X inches long” or “the hair may not fall below the collar of the shirt “.
Do the rules help this child learn better? Should hair length be a consideration when deciding what is the best way to educate the child? Is a child who does not conform to the “rules” a threat to the entire education system that has been put into place?
There is a place for the rules and their is a place for leniency of these rules. But where do we draw the line? When do the rules really need to be strictly adhered to? Difficult questions but the poor five year old Indian boy was unnecessarily and abruptly welcomed to this school by rules he did not know were not to be broken.
Millions of cups of coffee are consumed daily if not hourly. This foul smelling bitter ,tasting, void of any real dietary benefit drink is enjoyed by people from all walks of life and from all over the world.
What is it about coffee that makes it the number one drink in the world (I don’t have any facts on that just my own personal opinion) ? Well many people seem to think they needed it to wake up. Others think it keeps them from falling asleep while others just drink it out of habit.
The ingredient most coffee lovers are looking for is the caffeine. Caffeine can be compared to cocaine in the way it works to stimulate the body by increasing the flow of adrenaline in your body. Of course, it is not nearly as potent but you get the picture. That could explain the reason it is so hard to quit and why when you do try to quit you feel more tired than you should.
Another interesting aspect of caffeine is that it is very close in chemical make up to adenosine-which is a natural chemical produced in your body. Adenosine is made as you go about your normal duties and as it builds up it attaches to receptors created by the body for the adenosine to attach to. The more adenosine in the body and attached to the receptors the more tired your body becomes.
Since caffeine resembles the adensine molecule it can attach to the same receptors and fool your body into thinking it is not tired. Of course, this only works for awhile as your body is smarter than you and will create more receptors for the adenosine to attach to.
That means you drink more coffee but the adenosine eventually wins out. This cycle of trying to fill up those adenosine receptors with the caffeine molecule is a sad attempt by you of trying to outsmart the body. It also makes it that much harder to quit since you have lots of receptors for the adenosine to attach to now.
I say stop the madness. Ditch the caffeine—suffer for a week or so through the withdrawals and start eating better. By eating better I mean to cut out the sugar which is also part of the coffee ritual. Even if it is the colored packets you will be much better off without any of it.
Changing to a better diet will help your body. Changing to solar and wind for your electricty will help the planet. Check out this earth 4 energy review to see if that is something you can do.
Did you know you never have to be sick? The illness or disease you now have was never meant to be part of your life. Your family does not determine your fate by passing a gene to you to have heart trouble or cancer.
In the garden of Eden there was no sickness or disease. Even after Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit it was almost 900 years before they died. It is my contention they lived long full lives all the way to the end.
So why are so many people sick? Unbelief could be used as a reason but I think the belief that everyone gets sick and it’s only natural for us to get colds and flu and major diseases.
You can have what you believe most and people really believe in sickness. At 58 years old it seems that everyone around my age is pointing out their diseases as if they were awards to be admired.
It does not have to be so. When Jesus went to the cross for us he not only took away our sins he gave us the power to be healthy and live long, full, prosperous lives, Isaiah 53:5 says ” But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
With His stripes we are healed– that means just what it says. Just before Jesus was sent to the cross the Romans tied Jesus to the post and whipped Him with 39 lashes which are called stripes in the Bible. By these stripes we are healed.
First Peter 1:24 makes it a little more personal. “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
By whose stripes ye were healed. Ye is old English for you. By whose stripes YOU were healed. But it is not automatic as I’m sure you can see all around you.
You can use the warming rays of the sun to help keep you healthy and also to provide electricity for your home. I have read the earth4energy review and think it may be something of interest to many people.
America is still and will always be the greatest nation on earth-well maybe with the exception of Israel. Just as God blessed the nation of Israel He has blessed the our nation.
The country was founded on the idea that God is supreme and we should give honor to Him in all we do. The people who left England under extreme religious persecution were rewarded by landing on and creating a strong nation that has existed longer in its original format than any other nation.
When you see the wealth that is on display in America give credit where credit is due. It is all because some brave and hardy souls believed in the existence of the Almighty God Jehovah and was willing to dedicate this country to him.
Even when you look at the poor sections of our society you can still give praise to the King of Kings. The poor in our country would be considered well off in a majority of the countries around the world.
The great thing about our country is you can be poor today with what many would see as no hope and can work yourself out of the mire and rise to the level you want to achieve. Someone once said that being poor is only a temporary situation.
many people have been credited with the saying ” I’ve been rich and I have been poor. Rich is better.” The amazing thing about God is He wants you to be rich,
God does not want to keep you from prospering to keep you humble nor is He out to teach you a lesson by making you poor. Being poor is a choice. Circumstance may have put you there (and circumstance is not one of Gods’ names) but your decisions bring you out or keep you held in that unnecessary bondage.
God said in His word I wish above all else that you prosper and be in health (3 John 1:2) You can claim both!
I think part of being wealthy is the ability to be free from people who can control you. The electric and power companies want you to be dependent on them. It is not necessary though since God has created enough energy to light every house, building, and street light everywhere in the world. I was looking at the earh4energy review and am encouraged by the information that talks about building your own mini power plant to provide the energy your house needs.